Drywall Repair

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Repairing drywall, contrary to popular belief, can be a rather fun task.  Punching holes in wall and such can make it seem like an activity that you can easily do yourself, but when done improperly, it can lead to a whole host of problems.  This is where professional companies like ours come in.

Preparing the Hole

If the hole in your drywall has an irregular shape and you don’t know what to do about it. You are probably considering getting a new drywall, but please bear with me because there is still hope. We need to prepare the hole, meaning turn it into a regular shape hole. We take a square-shaped piece of drywall that is bigger than the original hole, we place it on top of the hole and we draw it. Then using a utility knife we go-ahead to cut the drywall in a regular shape.

Closing the Hole

We need to get a piece of wood and place it inside the hole. For the wood not to fall on the inside we make sure to screw it from both sides. Once we have the wood placed, we continue to place the square drywall in the hole and screw it against the wood. We need to make sure that we don’t place the screws two high or too low. The preferred distance from the wood is around one centimeter. Once we have everything put in place and screwed we are ready for the other phase which is applying the filler.

Filling and Sanding

Try to prepare some filler that has the same color as the original drywall this way you are not going to have much trouble when painting it. Get the filler and fill in the sides of the holes where you see the small space between the original drywall and the square hole filling drywall. Once you have fully applied the filler than the next process is sanding. Sanding is done to make sure you level the surface. If you need to use more filler to cover up the hole then use it. Sand the filler again and make sure that you haven’t missed any spots.

Painting

Once you have left the filler to dry out and you have sanded the filler what you want to do next is to paint it so it won’t be noticed at all. That’s what we do. That is why I recommended earlier to try to get a filler that is the same color as the original wall because this is going to make the painting easier. Once you have applied the first coat, wait for it to dry out and then apply the second coat of paint if it is necessary.

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